Barney Wood

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Barney Wood
Barney Wood 1928.jpg
Personal information
Full name Percival Barnes Wood
Date of birth (1901-12-22)22 December 1901
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Date of death 9 June 1941(1941-06-09) (aged 39)
Place of death Litani River, Syria
Original team(s) Melbourne Grammar
Height / weight 179 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1928 Melbourne (VFL) 05 (0)
1928–1929 Perth (WAFL) 20
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Percival Barnes 'Barney' Wood (22 December 1901 – 9 June 1941) was an Australian sportsman who played both first-class cricket and Australian rules football.


New Zealand born Wood played his football as a defender and was recruited to the Melbourne Football Club from Melbourne Grammar.[1] He appeared in five games in the 1928 VFL season before moving to Western Australia where he spent some time at the Perth Football Club.[2][3]

On 19 March 1932 he made his first-class cricket debut in a match for Western Australia against the touring South African national cricket team at the WACA Ground. He was dismissed for six in the first innings by Cyril Vincent and for two in the second by Denys Morkel.[4]

Wood was a Sergeant in the army during World War II and was killed in action during the Battle of the Litani River.[5]

Wood was also the holder of several Transcontinental Motoring records established with Dr. Alan MacKay, in 1926. They drove an Essex Super Six.

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  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. Melbourne: Bas Publishing 7th edition
  2. ^ "Popular Sportsman.". Perth Gazette. Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 24 June 1941. p. 6. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Players Killed in the Line of Duty (PDF)". West Australian Football Commission. 
  4. ^ "Western Australia v South Africans 1931/32". CricketArchive. 
  5. ^ "Roll of Honour". Australian War Memorial. 

6. The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Monday 12 July 1926, page 19

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